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posticon Paying For Future Pathways

Around Town | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Lansing Center Trail

The Lansing town Board considered establishing a reserve fund Wednesday that could expand the town's pathways in the future.  While there is no official town pathways committee, town officials have long been interested in creating safe walking paths that connect the Town Hall campus area with other parts of Lansing including the Village of Lansing and the Lansing School campus.

"Say we were able to piece together easements for a trail down to the schools," said Town Councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz.  "We might need matching funds, and we would have it.  It would be part of long term planning for some of the larger projects."

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posticon Dryden School District to Vote on Capital Project

Around Town | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Naomi Himes Print
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Dryden - The Dryden Central School District will bring a capital project to vote on March 28, 2017 that includes two propositions. Proposition #1 includes district-wide renovations and additions. Proposition #2 includes additional athletic site improvements. Voting hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Middle/High School Auditorium.

On March 20, 2017 the District held two community meetings fully outlining the capital project propositions, scope highlights, and financial information. Each meeting ended with a question and answer session about the project. According to district officials, the project is designed to maintain the district's buildings through focusing on the needs of our facilities, and educational & athletic programs. This project consists of prioritized work identified during the Building Condition Survey that is required by the State Education Department every five years.

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posticon $6,000 Given To Local Charities

Around Town | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By - Print
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solomondonations4H Club was the winner of the $5,000 Donation! Brenda Carpenter from 4H Club accepts the Solomon Organization’s donation from Regional Asset Manager, Liz Frisbie

Village of Lansing Mayor and Cornell Professor Don Hartill recently joined Ithaca Apartment Management, a division of The Solomon Organization, which gave away one $5,000 donation and two $500 donations to three Ithaca area charities in its second annual Give A Chance charitable lottery. Twenty-five charities signed up to receive votes on the Ithaca Apartment Management Facebook page where each vote counted as an entry into the lottery.

4H Club was the winner of the $5,000 Donation.  Hubbard’s Hounds received a $500 donation, and Loaves and Fishes also received $500 donation.

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posticon Within Reach - You Got A New Camera

Around Town | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach So you got a new camera. Now what? One of the most popular gifts this past holiday season were new digital cameras. Some little point and shoots, some massive "professional" cameras, and everything in between. I have a great time with cameras of all types, but like Jack Benny said, "It ain't the violin, it's the violinist." A lousy violin player will be just as lousy on a Stradivarius – and an expert can make the $69.95 purple violin from China sing.

It's the same thing with a camera. Cameras don't take pictures, people do. People drive them.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Landed on Mars

Around Town | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret:  Six months ago my wife and I moved from a small town and are having trouble finding like-minded friends. We came from a relatively conservative thinking location where residents had social and political values that matched our own. We feel like we've landed on Mars in this big city! At business gatherings we feel like we have to keep our mouths shut so as not to offend my more left leaning colleagues. We need advice so we can socialize freely in this new area. People are going to get the idea we are dullards with no opinions. How can we integrate into this community?
Landed on Mars

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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